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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Mar 3, 2008 5:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08

Okay, so it's an AUD recording. And it's an MP3 at 192K. But damn it sounds pretty good!!! And you can't get much newer than this folks!!
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cheers, what a great setlist!
Dr. Flashback :-)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-03-04 01:36:58

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Mar 4, 2008 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08

Hey Now Doc! Nice to see you on here. I grabbed the 25th and 26th in FLAC from LL two days back, I love it.

So much good music around these daze...

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Poster: veblen Date: Mar 4, 2008 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08

Thanks Dr!!!

I have wanted to hear one of these shows since Stevie seems to be getting Eric to play at his best and enjoy music again.

Blind Faith has always been one of my favorites and it is good to see the two centerpieces playing the tunes again.

Since they play "Them Changes" by Buddy Miles I must add RIP Buddy Miles!!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 4, 2008 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08 I can admit when I'm wrong

Haven't heard this recent tour but I'm sold. Even though my friend Bluedevil has been hyping this up I must confess I was more than skeptical. I tend to have a predjudice against Dinosaurs cashing in. Clapton hasn't been interesting to me since his 70's stuff. I thought unplugged was yuppie crap. Hot Tuna plays half of what was on that album only when they play those same songs I believe it. And Winwood has one of the all time greatest voices and yet I could never understand how one can go from something great to pop pabulum. The only thing I could equate it to is a testament to NOT quitting drugs.

So anyway, one night awhile back PBS was playing that crossroads with Clapton and Winwood and all I can say is WOW! It sounded everybit as real and fresh and powerful as the original Blind Faith. So I want to be man about this and admit that I was wrong in my predjudice. Like I said I haven't heard this but I hope to DL as soon as I get home. Thanks for posting this.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 4, 2008 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08 I can admit when I'm wrong

Hey - I saw that PBS broadcast too. It was excellent.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 4, 2008 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08 I can admit when I'm wrong

I posted before about how seeing Clapton with Derek Trucks doing Derek & The Dominoes material was fantastic and the revelation was EC sitting back and letting Derek wow us all - Derek should have had top billing (as well as the Steve Jordan and Willie Weeks on drums and bass; Weeks was bassist for MSG shows last week). Well, EC took no back seat on the show I saw Thursday. He was mindblowingly good at times. They also took a throwaway tune like his Forever Man and made it great due to their interplay. Check out some of the youtube clips, but you should hope these guys do work some more together - the pure joy they had together on stage was palpable. They perfectly complement one another and it was nice to see them have a chance to get back to some unfinished business. The "Presence of the Lord" into "Glad" into "Well Alright" was awesome, and the 16 minute version of "Voodoo Chile" was pretty out there. They did lots of Hendrix in the set.

There are better clips but I thought this one would intrigue most heads - and topped the fun at Red Rocks in '84 when Brent broke it out:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZlapSXoPNho&feature=related

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 4, 2008 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08 I can admit when I'm wrong

Just chiming in to say that I saw Winwood in the past few years and he is still great. Seen a lot of geezer circuit shows the past 10 yrs and he was one of the best.

Voice is still great, playing was outstanding, and lots of the early era tunes (for us old farts that are going to hear it to begin with).

Hope that DVD comes out on this one...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 4, 2008 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08

This is great stuff, thank you.


For a review of the show from the 28th:
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/Story.aspx?StoryID=13138

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 4, 2008 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08

I was there for the 28th - killer seats and one of the better shows I've ever seen. Clapton was on fire and Winwood sounded like the same teenage kid from the Spencer Davis Group. BTW, they wore the same clothes all 3 nights and there were at least 3 cameras on or about stage so it's likely this will be the next DVD/PBS fundraiser ala the Cream reunion and Crossroads festival.

Thanks for the link Doc - looking forward to the 28th show being posted as I've seen 25th and 26th on sugarmegs.

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Mar 3, 2008 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08

BTW - the secret squirrel password
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Dr. F

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-03-04 01:37:38

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Poster: wineland Date: Mar 4, 2008 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Winwood & Clapton 2/25/08

Just what the good doctor ordered. Thanks for the heads up.